Freedom of Information Legislation Amendment (Improving Access and Transparency) Bill 2018

30 November 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-873-1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 309KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 26KB)
Recommendations (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 59KB)

Purpose of the bill
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Key provisions of the bill
Consideration by other Parliamentary committees
Conduct of this inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 156KB)

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010
Freedom of Information Act 1982
Committee view

Dissenting Report by Senator Rex Patrick (PDF 49KB)

The work of the Committee and its conclusions
Freedom of information
A system in crisis
Purpose of the bill
Improvements drawn from the committee process
Improvements – consistent applications of exemptions by decision maker
The Customer is Always Right

Australian Greens dissenting report (PDF 50KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearing and witnesses (PDF 9KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560